Devotions from Trevor Hudson’s book, Discovering our Spiritual Identity

We can begin to live an eternal life today, here and now in this world. We don’t have to wait until we die. We can open ourselves up to heaven through the practice of Being Still. We are encouraged to do that as it says in Ps. 46;10 “Be still and know that I am God.”  Deep within us all is a quiet place, an inner sanctuary of our soul, a holy place where God speaks to us. As we enter into this place of stillness in faith, the Spirit draws us closer in intimacy with our Father, gives us a stronger awareness of our heavenly citizenship, and makes us more sensitive to His still small voice. The busier our lives become the greater our need is for this still center.

Another way we open ourselves to heaven is by living fully in the present. That means living by faith that His presence penetrates all that we do and experience—whether it be in the mundane or reading the Bible. The author suggests that we train ourselves to take one thing at a time and to focus on our immediate task so we can enter into it with complete abandonment and all our attention. That doesn’t mean we don’t plan for the future however, or reflect on the past. “Eternity intersects our lives!”  Let us persevere knowing that God’s grace and power are always available to us in the present moment!